Dadswoodentoys

Wood without any disguise No chemicals paint or dyes

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 1448 Sales

Dadswoodentoys

Wood without any disguise No chemicals paint or dyes

Grand Rapids, Michigan 1448 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Joshua V.

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Joshua V.

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Welcome to Dads Wooden Toys.
I have fun things for both girls and boys.

I believe imagination is good.
That is why every thing here is all wood.

It's natural and nontoxic you see,
the way I think more things should be.

No chemicals paints or dyes
just wood with out any disguise.

My toys are simple yet real.
They don't have a cartoony feel

So come take a look at my wood figure zoo,
then buy some so you can have wood critters too.

Seeking a toy that is sure to please?
Try the shop sections for toy sorting ease.

If your favorite animal is not here
just tell me, and perhaps he'll appear.

I hope you like what you find in my store
make me a favorite and come back for more.

Joshua VanderKlok (Dad)

Announcement

** Hidden in one of listings is a gnome image if you find it send me a convo and receive a free e-book filled with free recipes, tutorials and crafts for kids. No purchase necessary.

Welcome to Dads Wooden Toys.
I have fun things for both girls and boys.

I believe imagination is good.
That is why every thing here is all wood.

It's natural and nontoxic you see,
the way I think more things should be.

No chemicals paints or dyes
just wood with out any disguise.

My toys are simple yet real.
They don't have a cartoony feel

So come take a look at my wood figure zoo,
then buy some so you can have wood critters too.

Seeking a toy that is sure to please?
Try the shop sections for toy sorting ease.

If your favorite animal is not here
just tell me, and perhaps he'll appear.

I hope you like what you find in my store
make me a favorite and come back for more.

Joshua VanderKlok (Dad)

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About

How I started and why I do what i do.

So when I was searching to find
toys that were natural and good for the mind

I decided I'd just make some instead
Now you see where all of that led

I like that my toys say "life is what you make it"
not "whatever you find in the box, you must take it"

I enjoy the assurance that these toys won't conflict
with the values my family and I want to depict

when buying the latest of a cartoon craze
a parent is tied to the values they praise

if that character lies or sasses its dad
then I promote that to my little lad

The toys in my store don't come from a script
you can rest easy no values are shipped

Our toys come to you, a perfect blank slate
the lessons to learn are yours to create

I know natural things are generally good
that is why everything I make is wood

It's natural and nontoxic you see
the way I think more things should be

No chemicals paints or dyes
just wood without any disguise

I also enjoy the comforting fact
that my toys left anywhere long enough stacked

will eventually return into the ground
leaving nothing unhealthy that could be found

many new toys are destined to fill
a garbage dump somewhere disguised as a hill

even when thousands of years have past
those broken toys will continue to last


New toys it seems have one use intended
Very few are made to be open ended

I want my kids to actively play
so I avoid toys they would just watch most the day

When you give kids a toy that's hand made
it changes slightly how it gets played.

The toy is a toy but also a reminder
their mind is the actual toy and fun finder

the toy teaches kids that the things they may need
aren't always bought on a treadmill of greed

instead one must give their thinker a chance
to find the solution for their circumstance


The goals for this store are many yet one
ultimately I want kids to have fun

but also I want to be kind to the trees
not filling up landfills way up past our knees

Of course I hope to earn some money
a store that didn't now that would be funny

But profits are not my only concern
for happy bright kids I also yearn

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  • Joshua

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am single with 4 wonderful kids On them I am not taking bids I have an 10 yr old, 5 year old and 8 yr old twins each of them special no one of them wins. The toys every where made noise and light but I think the kids not the toys should be bright.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2012
Thanks for shopping at Dad's Wooden Toys
where wood becomes fun for girls and boys

I make toys after work but I really do scurry
to ensure that you'll get your toys in a hurry

My policies show you what I will do
you should also know I want to be true

to an honest and reasonable operation
so write me if you feel I'm in violation.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
DAMAGED GOODS:
If your toys arrive but something is broke
that is a big deal and surely no joke

I know it's not your fault so you shouldn't pay
you didn't touch it while it came your way

Just send me an email and with it a pic
and I'll send a new toy seriously quick.


DISSATISFACTION REFUNDS:
If an unbroken toy arrives but for a reason
you do not want it, you find it unpleasin'

send me a box with the unwanted toy inside
I'll refund the money for the toy you denied

The shipping I still will need that YOU pay
But everything else I will send back your way.
Payment
If you order but your payment is late
I will wait for 6 days and then end the debate

I'll assume you forgot about your new toys
and give them to my own 1 girl and 3 boys

if for some reason you need extra days
send me a convo, we'll discuss the ways

to pay for the toy you decided you need
I'm willing to talk I'm not full of greed
Shipping
I use first class mail to send all my toys
U.S. Mail will deliver with it's many convoys

If you need it sooner cause your in a hurry
or you want to track it cause you're prone to worry

just send me a note I don't mean to be funny
but often I'll do it for some extra money

When you place an order I try my best to
make it quickly and send it to you

1-9 days to ship is the norm
to stringent standards I try to conform

I will not ignore you as if I was lazy
but when life here gets super crazy

I may require a little more time
but I'll not fail to send for that is a crime

10 days before shipping is usually the max
That I might take and those are the facts